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Perfect location, large private roof terrace, up to 5pax, well-equipped,Wi-fi,AC

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 5 sleeps, 1 bathroom, large private roof terrace, Wi-fi, AC, SatTV

Casa Asmara is located at the lower part of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street running through Noto’s historic centre. The cathedral, main churches, theatre and museum are all within walking distance. Parking is possible in front of the apartment during non-working hours, however, there are numerous other free parking possibilities close by. A stroll through to the upper town via the many staircases offers a multitude of views over the rooftops of the town. There are a number of nice restaurants in the vicinity of Casa Asmara offering typical regional cuisine at a reasonable price. Of the many cafes in the town, Café Sicilia in the central pedestrian area is the most outstanding for its excellent range of Sicilian pastries, granita’s and jams. Two small grocery stores and an organic shop are located a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. Local wine is available straight from the barrel just a stone’s throw down the road. The newly refurbished apartment combines traditional and modern elements. It comprises a living room with integrated kitchen, one bathroom and two large bedrooms. The kitchen has an electric / gas oven, fridge and essential kitchen appliances allowing guests to fully self-cater. Both bedrooms and the main living room are equipped with modern air conditioner-heater units. The two generously sized bedrooms both have double beds with one of the rooms also having an in built single bed suitable for children. The bathroom is fully equipped with shower unit, bidet and other high quality fittings. The apartment is accessed via an inner courtyard and has its individual spacious roof terrace providing views over the old town. Its strategic location provides easy access to restaurants, cafes and places of interest while offering a quiet space for rest and relaxation. 10 minute drive away is the Vendicari Natural Reserve, with its protected coastline and its breathtaking views and paths, a heaven to nature lovers and birdwatchers, its archaeological marvels and its pure beauty are part of Sicily´s most treasured heritage.

In the same house the owners also have a second apartment which is newly renovated. Casa Ginestra is completely independent, with independent entrance and also with a wonderful terrace. Together, the two apartments are perfect for 6-9 people. Casa Ginestra is composed as follows. On the second floor is a bedroom with access to the terraces, on the first floor a living room with 2 additional sleeping possibilities (large bed sofa), a large living room and a bathroom.

More Details

Owner
Mark Hayton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Mark Hayton

We are an English / German couple currently resident in Indonesia.

Mark Hayton purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mark Hayton chose Noto

We were attracted to Sicily because it is still largely unspoilt by large scale commercial tourism. The region offers an abundance of interesting places, lovely countryside, cuisine, wine all combined with authentic Italian lifestyle and friendly people.

What makes this apartment unique

In 2008 we totally refurbished the apartment combining modern and original elements together to create an apartment offering a high standard of accommodation whilst retaining its original character.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Noto in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom is fully equipped with shower unit, bidet and other high quality fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 large spacious double bedrooms equipped with air-conditioner / heater, reading lights, study table. One of the rooms has an additional in built single bed suitable for children. The front bedroom has double doors opening onto inner courtyard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: The entrance to the building is on the ground floor. Upon entering the house steps lead to an inner courtyard area with a veranda overlooking the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street running through the historic center of Noto. From the courtyard one can enter the apartment through double doors and access the roof terrace via steps. The terrace is equipped with outside table and chairs and sun umbrella. Lighting is provided for evening sitting and electric sockets enable the use of laptops and other electrical appliances. Utility Room: A laundry room is accessible from the courtyard and has a washing machine. Other: The apartment has a 40m2 roof terrace accessible via steps from the courtyard. The terrace is equipped with a large table, sun shade, chairs and a barbecue. The terrace has lighting and convenient electrical sockets allowing use of laptops etc.

Reviews

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Perfect location, large private roof terrace, up to 5pax, well-equipped,Wi-fi,AC
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Toronto Ontario
5

Noto accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in our Noto apartment was the best beginning of a fabulous trip to Sicilia. We stayed 5 nights and loved EVERYTHING about the apartment. The owner was a charming, helpful, interesting and interested woman. Could not have been more helpful. Everything was spotless and everything worked. We cooked all our own meals and usually ate them on the private terrace. It was quiet, homey and comfortable. An additional easy chair would have been nice. My husband and I would stay here in a heartbeat and although satisfied with our other 2 locations this one was oir favorite. Many thanks for starting our vacation on such a high note.

Margaret De Gregorio

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

In the heart of Noto, a gorgeous authentic place

  • 5 of 5

This place will make you feel home in Sicily. The rooms are spacious, and the kitchen is well equipped, and everything is nice and clean. You can enjoy the relaxing roof terrace with it's great views over Noto and the Mediterranean. You can cook a delicious meal or just have a coffee brewed the Italian style. If you want or need to work or just want to get the latest news, the WiFi works well. When you step outside, you are right in the middle of this lovely town where you find museums and restaurants, and all kind of small shops, but most of all, a really Sicilian way of Life. I sure will return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vibe and location in central Noto

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed two times at Casa Asmara, one time with four people in October (two-bedroom appartment right side) and just now as a couple (appartment on left side, called casa ginestra, but you can rent it all together if you are more people). Noto has a unique atmosphere and is the perfect place to explore the region (Syracusa, Modica etc.) or just chill on the beach and enjoy Sicilian life. And the appartment is a great homebase, it has more or less everything (washing machine, internet, kitchen equipment etc), is located right in the center so you are directly on Vittorio Emanuele with all its Cafés and Restaurants when you leave the door. For bars try Anche Gli Angeli in the evening! Most of the times, we easily found a parking spot in the street above and did not have to walk more than 100m. I particularly like the terrace (both appartments have a seperate one), you can have a bbq or just a glass of wine. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice & perfectly located flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Asmara for a week in July, with our twins aged 9 years old. Noto is a very good place to stay and visit south-east Sicily. The location is in the town center but in a quiet area. The flat is simply furnished but clean and functional, beds are comfortable and air conditioning is working properly. The terrace is lovely. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this kind feedback. We would be very happy to welcome you again. All best.
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Somerset
5

Casa Asmara

  • 5 of 5

A very nice apartment in a great location. Not much to look at from the outside, but inside its comfortable and spacious if not luxurious. the beds are good in each of the two large bedrooms; the bathroom is modern with a good shower, the outside terrace is great for eating and, despite the central location, the whole apartment is quiet at night. Its less than 100m from central Noto - a wonderful baroque town - and overall is a great location for visiting Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, though a car is vital.

We were concerned about parking being such a central location, but had no trouble with street parking about 100m from the apartment.

A second two-person sofa would have been welcome (for 4 adults sharing) and we have suggested this to the owners. On this basis alone its more 4.5* than the 5*rating we have given (as we can only give whole numbers!).

Otherwise, recommended without hesitation

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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England
5

Casa Asmara Noto

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was ideally situated in the town of Noto with easy walking access to excellent restaurants, coffee shops and historic sites. The apartment was furnished to a very high standard with high quality fixtures to make an extremely enjoyable and relaxing stay. The apartment was exceptionally well maintained and clean and the balcony proved an ideal place to sit and relax, both in the evening time with a bottle of local wine and during the heat of the day under the shade of the canopy. The apartment's description was as detailed in the brochure and the owner's agent was extremely helpful and punctual. Noto itself is an ideal place to stay to visit many historic attractions and excellent beaches. The apartment was very spacious and I would highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Noto
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Floridia Siracusa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Noto
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Noto
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Noto
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Etna - Catania
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Noto and natural reserve of Vendicari
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Lido di Noto and Elora beach are the closest to Noto. Additionally the Vendicari national reserve, only 5 km from Noto is home to several yellow sand beaches and a wide variety of fauna and flora. The lakes in the reserve provide seasonal habitat for migrating flamingos, herons, storks and cormorants on route to Africa. The most beautiful white sand beach in the area is Calamosche, a 20 minute walk from a nearby hotel, this quiet horseshoe shaped bay is ideal for sunbathing and swimming.

Distances:

Catania airport: 85 km

Palermo airport 330 km

Train station 2 km

Towns & Cities:

Siracusa 35 km, Ispica 27 km, Scicli 50 km, Modica 40 km, Ragusa Ibla 53 km, Palazollo Acreide 33 km, Caltagirone 96 km, Taormina 137 km

Archaeological places of interest:

Eloro 6 km, Siracusa 35 km, Palazollo Acreide 38 km, Piazza Armerina 169 km, Agrigent 189 km

Nature reserves:

Eloro-Vendicari 6 km, Cava Grande 21 km, Pantalica Schlucht 50 km, Cava Ispica 27 km, Ätna 100 km, Gole dell´Alcantara 129 km

Further Details:

Around Noto:

The area around Noto has an authentic rural appeal and beautiful, unspoiled beaches within easy reach. Numerous baroque towns and famous ancient sites are found in the vicinity. In addition there are many opportunities for hiking and cycling through the typical Sicilian countryside.

Baroque towns and ancient sites:

Ruins from the Greek and Roman periods, Mourish palaces and the Baroque architecture of the towns in the southeast of Sicily illustrate that the area has been an important center of trade, science and arts in the Mediterranean from 500 years B.C. onwards. In and around Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Palazzolo Acreide ruins of temples, caves and well preserved theatres from the Greek and Roman times can be found amidst magnificent Baroque churches and houses. In Noto Antica, strategically located on a mountain ridge above the current town of Noto, there are ruins of antique houses and temples destroyed by the powerful earthquake in 1693, including fortified walls and a big gate into the city.

Walking and cycling

There are many opportunities for walking and cycling around Noto. The lime stone plains and hills of the Iblean mountains which are covered with olives, lemon, almond and caruba trees provide many interesting and scenic walks. The most outstanding in the vicinity of Noto is in the Cava Grande, a valley carved deep into the lime stone mountains with several inviting emerald green lakes at the bottom. The walk, if started inland, traverses several hundred meters above the river along the gorge providing spectacular views of the sea and into ancient caves. Cyclists can choose between the challenging steep mountain roads heading inland and the more gentle terrain of the lowland coastal areas.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Noto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£433
for 5 nights
From
£79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£651
for 7 nights
From
£87
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£773
for 7 nights
From
£105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£433
for 5 nights
From
£79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£389
for 5 nights
From
£70
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov-Dec
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£529
for 7 nights
From
£70
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
From
£83
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
7 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 28 nights
£1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £174.79
Final cleaning £39.33

Notes on prices:
The indicated price are for 2 persons. Price for extra person on request.

For electricity consumption above 80 kWh / week a charge of EUR 30 cents / kWh applies.

Laundry is included in the price.

Booking Notes:
30% advance payment via bank transfer. Final payment made in Noto prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
For the months of July and August the apartment is rented on a weekly basis and the change over day is Saturday. Special arrangements can be made depending on availability. For more details please inquire directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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